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RNZN outlines introduction to service plan for new Dive and Hydrographic Vessel

17 October 2018

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has released new information on the introduction to service of its new Dive and Hydrographic Vessel (DHV) - the future HMNZS Manawanui - outlining plans for a two-phase modification process ahead of the ship achieving full operational capability in late 2020.

The latest artist’s impression showing how HMNZS 
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In August this year the New Zealand government announced the NZD103 million (USD67.8 million) purchase of the 85 m (279 ft) multirole offshore support vessel MV Edda Fonn to fill the gaps in its diving support and hydrographic survey capabilities. These gaps had arisen following the decommissioning of the hydrographic ship HMNZS Resolution in 2012 and the retirement of the dive tender HMNZS Manawanui in 2018.





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